Please note: I don't claim ownership of the tips and ideas below. Some of these I've discovered myself, others I've come across in discussion groups where others have shared them. I'm presenting them here, because these are the techniques I find the most useful and in most cases, not very obvious. Feel free to share with others and enjoy!
Brightness Masking in PhotoShop
Improving Contrast of Galactic Dust Lanes using the Unsharp Mask
Reducing Star Bloat in PhotoShop
Removing dark halos around stars after an Unsharp Mask
Take H-alpha deep-sky images without an H-alpha filter
LRGB Saturation Study
New Color Ratios LRGB Combine Method
How to determine the optimal sub-exposure length
How to properly adjust levels in PhotoShop (link to Chuck Vaughn's excellent article)
Create cool 3-D images from your own Astro-Pix in PhotoShop
stars in PhotoShop
Example: Copying stars between images to reduce star-bloat
DDP Processing for PhotoShop, including automated action
Example of using scaled dark
For some great tips for beginner to advanced PhotoShop users, check out Jerry Lodriguss' web site.
SkyMap Pro database of 688 G2V solar-analog stars from the Hipparcos
Click here to download A plain text file with this list is available here.
Improved Tracking with Gemini Level 3
Gemini Rate Setting utility (GRS) for Gemini L3 mounts that are too slow or too fast
Download AutoDither plug-in for CCDSoft -- automatic dithering between exposures
CFWHM plug-in for CCDSoft - focus like a Pro, and evaluate image sharpness in real-time
STARSIEVE Image Quality Evaluator- sort any number of images by sharpness automatically